Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Information Systems and Global Diversity$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Chrisanthi Avgerou

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263424

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 August 2019

Pemex—Transforming a National Company

Pemex—Transforming a National Company

Chapter:
(p.123) 5 Pemex—Transforming a National Company
Source:
Information Systems and Global Diversity
Author(s):

Chrisanthi Avgerou (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.003.0006

This chapter studies the efforts of Pemex, the Mexican oil corporation, to develop effective information systems over the past four decades. The information systems innovation processes are discussed in association with the broader struggles for reform in Pemex. To make sense of the significance attached to information systems innovation in the organization, the difficulties faced, and controversies that arise, this case study describes the links of Pemex with its national context, the international oil industry, and the international financial and political institutions. The analysis shows that the information systems innovation efforts in this company have reflected the struggle over its complex role: simultaneously an actor in a competitive market and the most significant asset for the country’s socio-economic development. Information systems innovation, aligned with the managerial efforts which increasingly saw the company as a free-market-driven business organization, was often in conflict with the powerful alternative rationality of its national role.

Keywords:   Mexico, oil industry, information systems innovation, organizational reform

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .